SimsUshare vs. Fire Studio 6

System Deployment

Fire Studio 6 SimsUshare CTC
Software to Install
Install on each machine
Can install on machine or once in network folder or USB drive; play sims without software installs
Scenario sharing
?
Yes
Embed interactive sims in email, web pages, and LMS’s
No
Yes
Platforms
Windows & Mac & iOS play-only
Develop and play sims on Windows, Mac, iOS, Android
Instructor can control multiple role-players at the same time
Yes, with additional cost; not cross-platform; limited to 6 role-players at once
Yes, fully cross-platform with no setup. Modest additional cost for > 3 role-players
Instructor can change condition for all role-players at once
No
Yes
Multiple remote instructors
No
Yes
Independent navigation/control for multiple role-players
No
Yes

Scenario Deployment

Fire Studio 6 SimsUshare CTC
Interface complexity
Medium-High
Low
# of smoke, fire, HazMat effects
50+
30+
Multiple views/locations
Yes
Yes
Use own photos
Yes
Yes
Widescreen simulations
Yes
Yes
Use own sounds
Yes
Yes
Include videos
Yes
Yes
Mask effect
Yes
Yes
Timed effects
Yes
Yes
Animated objects besides effects
Yes
No
Capture scenario in video
Yes
iOS; other platforms require 3rd party screen recorders

Support

Fire Studio 6 SimsUshare CTC
Phone & email support
Included
Included
Video tutorials
Limited
Included
Online classes & training
Additional Cost
Included

Costs

Fire Studio 6 SimsUshare CTC
Developer Seats/computers for creating & editing unlimited sims
US $895* (one-time) per developer seat
Developer including CTC capabilities: $179.95/year
Simulation player/computer
US $230* (one-time)
Free (Windows/Mac/Web); $9.99 (one-time) iOS/Android: create/edit any 5 sims

*All prices are based on list price from Digital Combustion’s Web Site as of April 2020

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